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Supposedly Mars is supposed to look as big as the moon to the naked eye. Mars and our Moon will both be visible in the night sky at the exact same time. This isn't going to happen ever again for 60,000 years, and no human has ever witnessed this
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by NewWorldDisorder
Mars comes closer to Earth and will be the first time in nearly 5000 yrs. and may not be back for another 60,000 yrs. Mars will be 34,649,589 miles away from Earth and next to the moon due to Jupiter gravity influence pulling on it. Mars is to appear as large as Moon. Its supposed to rise in the East @ 10:30pm and reach its azimuth @3:30am. Enjoy it. So if any are planning to jump from Earth to Mars then this would be the day as Mars will be its closest...
S&F op good catch
[edit on 8/24/10 by Ophiuchus 13]